Wednesday, November 21, 2012

 Gppd morning all the wonderful people out there from WOYWW and others who still visit, even though I have had NO time for any return visit, I want to thank each and every one of you for your kind comments after last week. It has been and still is, a very difficult time for my family.
On to more pleasant things (not so sure about the 'pleasant'). my desk. I have been bullied by a friend (yip, thats you Audrey!) to take part in our svhool's forst ever Christmas market and I am frantically making things. No time for cleaning in between. So you will see I have been using the tried and tested push to the side method to get some work space.

 The fruits of all the mess can be seen here, some small boxes of wrapped chocolates, some tags and some mini cards. Do you think they will sell?
 Then there is also the tried and tested snowman, gingerbread and reindeer poop.
I just had to share this photo with you all. Our dear friend that committed suicide's son, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (remember that name folks - you will be hearing it a lot in the near future) Last weekend was one of the biggest cycle races in South Africa. He is a pro rider, and told us that he was dedicating this race to his late father. I can not tell you what was going through my mind when he went over the finish line in first place, pointing straight up and mouthing 'pa' (dad), My DH and I were crying like babies, felt like it was my own son. What an amazing young man he is. So humble in victory.
Have a great week everybody, hopefully I will be finished with all the dreaded exam papers by next week and normal visits will resume.

37 comments:

  1. Good luck with the market...of course they will sell. I was so pleased when I heard Reinardt won, was thinking of you...hugs, Ursula

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  2. Good luck at the sale...
    Such nice news for you and this young man. This is a big win and so nice that he dedicated it to his Dad.

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  3. Hullo there Terita ah can see you have been bvery busy indeed and loved the story of the young man and his win! I pray for him and all his family as I love cycling and I can undertand a little of how it must have been to have seen him finish like that ....
    - and WOW!! whan and awesome array of goodies I pray they sell very well for you also! Shaz in oz.x #1

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  4. Oh Teria I'm in floods of tears...what an amazing young man. We are a cycling family and will surely keep an eye out for him. He deserves every success.
    I think your goodies will definitely sell...they look so festive. You've been a busy little elf haven't you?
    Good Luck with the sales.

    Enjoy WOYWW
    Neesie♥#3

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  5. Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments. Your little Christmas gifts look so attractive! And those lolly bags are SO cute! Happy WOYWW.

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  6. I am choked up about the son winning the race! Suicide seems to be on the rise here in the states and it is so sad and selfish when you get right down to it! Many times I have wondered why they can't find a cure to prevent this! Looks like you have been very busy getting ready for the sale. I don't think you will have any problems getting rid of what you have made. Reindeer, Snowman, and Gingerbread poop...OMG! Cute idea! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #2

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  7. Your christmas gifts look beautiful. Will definitely listen out for Reinhart in races.
    Sandra @18

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  8. Yes I think the items will sell. Love the poop bags. My DH is well into cycling so I better send him your link this week. Oh and son's seem to be jolly useful for obtaining supplies from don't they? Thanks for visiting me FIRST this week. BJ#5

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  9. Wishing you the best for the Christmas market...I am sure you are going to be a hit.

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  10. Hi tertia, I think our goodies will sell well!They look great! I also enjoyed reading about RJVR, A victor! I'm praying for your family and RJVR's too, helps to see that face. Normal will return for your family, just hang in there!
    Ginny

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  11. The lolly bags and chocolate boxes have to sell well, Tertia. They are great - mind you, I reckon you need more jobs like the proverbial hole in the head. Heavens woman, you'll sink into stupor on Boxing Day.
    Great story about RJvR and his cycling, too.
    Enjoy your desk-hopping, whatever you can manage.
    Ros. #20

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  12. I know that your Christmas Market will be a success...you have lovely items.

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  13. What a truly amazing young man...I will watch out for him in the future. Good luck with all the sales and fund raising.
    Hugs, LLJ ~36 xx

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  14. Sorry to hear about your friend - hope you are all ok. I think the gifts will sell - they are all lovely. Sunshine Girl - no. 37

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  15. Thank you for sharing your world with us this week. I think your crafting goodies are lovely and hope they do well at the sale. Hope you have a good and peaceful week.
    Neil#34

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  16. What a wonderful young man that is. Thanks for sharing it.
    Hugs,
    A x #48

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  17. Happy WOYWW! I love all the things you have made - wonderful! And don't we all love that 'push to the side method...only problem is I can never find anything and have to go rummaging in the pushed aside pile! Thanks for sharing the photo...definitely an amazing man. Hugs xxx Laura #51

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  18. I missed retuning your visit last week so you are on my list for this week!

    Sorry to read back that you have had a hard time of it. Looking up now, I hope. Funnily enough I was looking at these little gift bags just this morning - trying to alter the poem to reflect the more common in the UK "poo" rather than POOP for the snowman/reindeer/elf ones in anticipation of making a load of them for DDs class! How serendipitous! People seem to make the reindeer noses one quite a lot too! Good luck with your fair.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (16)

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  19. Love your Christmas goodies and I'm sure they will be snapped up at your market. Sending you my very best wishes at this difficult time. Hugs, Buttons #77

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  20. Love your creativity this week but the story of Reinardt bought a tear to my eye... I am proud of him too! Happy Wednesday #15

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  21. ohooo my son in law dresses up like that too, he loves cycling down to see us from where they live about 45 miles I'm sure those treat will sell! (I'll eat them!!) Happy WOyWw!?! have a great crafty week (((Lyn))) #42 (it was...but it changes!)

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  22. Hi Tertia, Said a little prayer for you today. And I think your little projects will sell! especially the poop. Never heard of that one before! God bless Reinardt Janse van Rensburg- he is amazing! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  23. Hi, sorry for the loss of your friend.
    looking busy on your desk though, it's good to have something to help take your mind off of things even if its for 5 mins

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  24. Ah Tertia, it's going to be hard for a while huh...everywhere you turn there's a memory and then a question. Your friends so is amazing, so brave. I think your friend was quite right to bully you, in as much as the crafting, even for a deadline, is a therapy and stops you brooding huh! Love the packets of poop!!

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  25. Time will heal your spirit. She is a good friend to push you to craft! I hope your little bundles sell well! Reindeer poop is usually a bug seller here in the States. LOL ;) Nan 93

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  26. Crafting for a sale here this week as well - yes I think all your wee packages should do well!
    Bernice #123

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  27. those bundles are fab, they will sell, thanks for the snoop

    hugs
    judie NO-70 xx
    www.crafty-emblies.org

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  28. Tertia I hope you have a great Christmas fair love all your poop, if you can say that! Great makes too.
    Your story of your friend brought a tear to my eye and I'm sure he'll be watching down on his son racing so well, made more determind by recent events.
    Hugs Erika.

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  29. Hi Tertia, I think all your lovely creations will go well and the fair and I wish you good luck on the day. The photo of your friend's boy is fabulous and such a touching story. I'll be looking out for him in future events - a name like that is not hard to remember :) Hope you had a good WOYWW. Elizabeth x #112

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  30. Hi there!

    I love the cup of scissors in different colours on your desk. I think you'll sell a lot of reindeer poop. I'm sorry to hear of your friend's sad passing, he has produced a fine son. Take care. x

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  31. Your friend's son is not only a good-looking and talented sportsman but has a good heart as well - no wonder you cried. Think your gifts will go down veery well at the fair - people are always looking for relatively inexpensive and 'different' gifts - hope they go down a storm.
    Thanks for calling round yesterday - I'm late....again.

    Ann B
    #30

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  32. A lovely and touching WOYWW. Good luck with the Christmas fair, some great makes.

    Thanks for visiting my desk already

    kyla #17

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  33. Push to the side tidying works for me
    have a good week
    janet #31

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  34. How wonderful for your friend's son. Congratulations to Reinhardt and good luck for his future successes.
    Think of you often and next week when I visit my grandie in Germany I will give her an extra special hug for you and your family.
    Jo x

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  35. oh my dear, you have had a tough road to go these last few weeks. Hugs to your hubby-so sad about his friend. I hope your heart heals soon!

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  36. Oh yes, come on work, work, work. I have just been to the school to see what the light is like at night. Have sewn meters of christmas bunting and made signs. I am sure it is going to be good, will certainly come and buy some poop to stop me from feeling too pooped! See you tomorrow!

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  37. So much going on and such sadness. I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband's friend. Ironically, the sympathy card I had on my last post was for the survivor of someone who commited suicide too. I was angry with that person too, but then I read that great quote you cited about not judging the person because they could be the most honest. . .made me think for sure. And that sweet little girl. . .hugs to you. Best, Curt

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